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Chris Burke, Being the Jack of All Trades



A Music Producer Popular Among All Crowds

Fulfilling the demands of all your fans sounds like a dream of most of the musicians out there. But it is one hell of a task to accomplish. One needs to be flexible enough to incorporate new tastes and aspirations into his personality. Besides, he also needs to have a thorough knowledge of different music forms and the related instruments. Chris Burke is a humble, talented, and well-versed music producer, DJ, and songwriter who has made his name known in almost all the music genres. The credit to this goes to his thirst for learning more, regardless of how much he has already accomplished. Alright, so the story starts from back when little Chris was 16. He went to a concert of Foo Fighters, with his father, in 2007. There he got lost in the music. Seeing the crowd all charged up and jumping on the beat, combined with the intense lyrics, really made Chris wonder, how come all this happens? To get an answer to this question, Chris decided to jump into the game himself.

Well, Chris is an engineering graduate from North East Scotland College, Fraserburgh. And to your surprise, he has also done PR work for The Garage in Aberdeen. He was running his recruitment agency for quite some while until he decided to become a full-time musician. It was not that the business was not going well for Chris. It was quite profitable. The reason why Chris left that world and jumped into this utopia of performing arts and music is its creative factor. You get a sense of accomplishment when you create a unique art piece or compose a new symphony. 

Anyway, once Chris had decided to focus on music, quite early in his life, the next dilemma was deciding where to start? After quite a session of mind storming, Chris and a few of his friends decided to gather up and form a band to give their musical aspirations the shape of reality. The band was named Cold California by these creative teens. As Chris used to listen to Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, and Biffy Clyro from an early age, by the time he was in his mid-teens, his taste has already been pretty mature. It is the reason that although the band constituted of merely these teens, it still started getting popular among the fans of all age groups. The second reason behind its popularity and massive acceptance was its originality. Although Chris and his friends got inspired by the legends mentioned before, it was made sure that all the songs and albums they release must be a hundred percent original content. The lyrics, composition, symphony, they did everything in-house. Eventually, by 2017, they were that much-praised publicly that they started making money through Cold California. Performances, concerts, and events became a routine for these boys. Even at that time, Chris decided to change the taste a bit and released an album, Wanderlust, in collaboration with David Chappell, under the name of Tenaya.

One day while scrolling down through Bebo, Chris came across a song by Calvin Harris. You would have heard about him and listened to at least one of his songs, even if you are not that big of an admirer of EDM. Like it was meant to happen, Chris got so inspired by the tracks that he decided to try this genre himself. Before this, he was doing pop and country. This decision, besides adding a lot to his technical knowledge, also broadened his creative horizons. With electronic music, the possibility to create something new and innovative becomes sky high as you can create your sound effects, vary their intensity, pitch, frequency, and whatnot, and plenty of other stuff. As a result of his sheer devotion and passion for EDM, his singles, Space and Time, Dreamers, and Never Really Liked You, made new records. Tiesto himself played his single, Never Really Liked You, in one of his radio shows, Club Life. 

The way Trance entered into the life of Chris is also not that different. He was spending his vacation in Orlando, Florida, in 2019, when he went to a concert where Gareth Emery was performing. That was the moment he got deeply inspired by Trance. You know, its whole vibe is different! The calmness and the soothing effect it leaves on your mind and body is out of this world. Again, besides being impressed and influenced, Chris decided to give it a shot as well. This time, he collaborated with Eximinds, a Russian record producer, and released The Night in the March of 2020. The response on it was pretty encouraging. It made him produce more trance tracks. Hence, he is also currently working on his new project Hey Child, to release on Tribal Tracks. So, let’s see how it comes out to be!

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